The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA), is owned and operated by the Bloomington Normal Airport Authority and located in Bloomington, Illinois – halfway between Chicago and St. Louis in Central Illinois at the crossroads of three major interstates – 55, 74 and 39. With 33 full and part-time employees on staff including maintenance, operations, custodial, shuttle and administrative staff, CIRA hosts low fare and legacy air carrier service and served over four hundred thousand passengers in 2019, an increase of 15.6% over 2018. Corporate and GA activity, an air ambulance base and cargo operations on FedEx contribute to a busy and active airport.
The community is home to two universities – Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan with a combined student population of over 22,000. State Farm Insurance, a Fortune 50 company and COUNTRY Financial, a Fortune 1000 company, Beer Nuts and Afni have their corporate homes in Bloomington-Normal, as well as Ferrero Candy. Rivian Automotive recently launched their new high adventure electric vehicle from currently their only manufacturing facility in Normal IL. A growing, vibrant community, Bloomington Normal offers a remarkable qual...ity of life and extraordinary place to live, work and raise a family.
Find us on the web at cira.com.